DENTON, Texas - The North Texas volleyball team couldn't hold back Arkansas State in a 3-1 come from behind win on Friday night at the Mean Green Volleyball Center (18-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-21).
The Mean Green (11-9, 3-2 Sun Belt West) dominated the first set on the strength of Amy Huddleston's serve. The senior's serve pounded five straight points, including a trio of aces in the first set to ice the Red Wolves (8-9, 2-3 Sun Belt West) in a 25-18 first set win that saw NT hit an unstoppable .462.
That's when the ASU serve took over. The Red Wolves forced a sideout on 73 percent of NT's second set serves, and hit .394 to tie the match at a set apiece. The Mean Green managed just a -.039 attack percentage for the remainder of the match and led just four times over the final two sets.
Huddleston led the Mean Green offensively with 10 kills and five total aces, a career high. Kayla Saey was efficient as the NT setter with 37 assists.
North Texas returns to action on Sunday at 1 p.m. as the UALR Trojans come to town. Sunday is NT's Dig Pink match, with proceeds going to the Side Out Foundation which benefits breast cancer research.